I am attempting to assign frame loads to a 2D structure and then export that information to SAP2000 and ran across a few issues.
- Since I have a 2D frame, the load should be applied in SAP as “distributed” in units of kips/ft. How could I ensure that the loads are applied in this manner when the inputs for the ggSAPLoadAreaToFrame component only accept surface area loads in units of lbs/ft^2, N/m^2, etc.? The elements highlighted in green are the ones in which I am attempting to assign a load too.
- When baking the model to SAP, I would expect to be able to view the distributed loads that I set in grasshopper on my frame. However, when I am in SAP and go to Display—> Show Element Load Assigns ----> Frame, this is my output.
As you can see, it does not allow me to view the loads applied. Do these loads need to be applied manually in SAP? I checked a few of the examples on GeometryGym’s website and seemed to be running into the same issue.
I am a bit new to using ggSAP within grasshopper so I apologize if any of this may seem like common sense.